Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

PLRs are intended to be used as an engagement tool for leaders to discuss the hazards and trends impacting Soldier safety and readiness. A PLR contains only basic information, as the investigation is ongoing, but provides sufficient background to allow leaders an opportunity to communicate risk at the Soldier level.


PLR 23-043 - PMV-Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 24-year-old Sergeant assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, died in an on-duty PMV-Pedestrian mishap 19 April 2023 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, at 2100 local. While attending the XVIII Airborne Corps Brigade Separate Joint Field Training Exercise (FTX), the Soldier was responding to a vehicle breakdown along with additional personnel from the FTX. The Soldier was working with leadership onsite to position his wrecker for recovery. He was walking back along the driver side of the wrecker when he was struck by a civilian vehicle. Medical personnel within the recovery team attempted lifesaving measures while leadership notified Fort Bragg emergency services. The Soldier was unresponsive to medical care and pronounced dead at the scene.

Since 2018, the Army has lost an average of six Soldiers a year to PMV-Pedestrian mishaps. This mishap was the fourth PMV-Pedestrian fatality of FY23 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.


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